By Trace Embry
Over the last several decades, the role of the American male has been down-played by the culture. One cannot help but see the onset of degradation in this century from the last of what it means to be a man of honor, a true warrior.
I not only had the pleasure of meeting, but also the opportunity to interview, Retired Lieutenant William G. “Jerry” Boykin who is one of the original members of the US Army’s Delta Force, Commander of the Green Berets, and a true warrior for Christ. We discussed what it means to be a real man in the eyes of God.
We want to share this interview with you. You can hear the program by clicking here.
After his successful military career, General Boykin now serves as Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council. He is an ordained minister as well as the author of the book “Never Surrender – A Soldier’s Journey to The Crossroads of Faith and Freedom.”
Definition of a real man… “A man is suppose to be a warrior, the priest in the family, the provider, the mentor, teacher and the protector. We’ve bred out the warrior spirit.” – General Jerry Boykin
The role of the American male no longer looks as General Boykin describes. Societal norms have shifted to say a woman can do anything a man can do, and this is not scriptural or what God has intended for the male species.
The American man has lost his status in the eyes of the public as being a leader not only in his own family, but in our governments, military, and the workplace as well.
General Boykin shares with us what we are to teach our kids about true manhood. In our interview, he tells parents how we can model true manhood from a biblical perspective to our sons and daughters. Hope you enjoy the program.
We would like to hear from you.
In what ways do you see a societal shift in the role of the American male from previous generations? What caused this change to occur?